Avalanche Warning and Weather Forecast

Competency Framework
WMO Satellite Skills

Presentation 4 in the Warnings Event Week 2017

Length: 44 min

Author: Gernot Zenkl (ZAMG)


In this presentation Gernot Zenkl presents us the work of avalanche forecasters in the Alpine regions of Austria. He describes us how the stations are maintained, what kind of measurements are done and what models are used for this kind of forecast. In general there are 7 synoptic situations or patterns that affect the Alpine areas and which the forecasters should be aware about. At the end Gernot analyzes three avalanche cases, he describes the damage done, the forecasting and the issued warnings.


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